What will I learn?

The Master of Education in Middle School Education program at Worcester State University helps you refine your teaching skills and broaden your content area knowledge so that you can excel as an educator in grades 5-8. Designed for teachers with an initial license in middle school education, our Education Department’s well-established program offers an advanced degree in education with a concentration in one of the following subject areas: biology, English, history, humanities, math, or Spanish.

You’ll be able to advance your career at your own pace: You can complete the program either full- or part-time, and courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms in a range of formats, including in person, online, and hybrid (a mixture of both). What’s more, our highly respected program also is an exceptional value. In fact, students who earn their initial license through WSU’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Initial Teacher Licensure in Middle or Secondary School Education program can use 4 of those courses toward their M.Ed.

By taking courses in your subject area as well as in education, you’ll gain a blend of content area expertise and middle school pedagogy that will strengthen your knowledge of adolescents’ developmental needs, abilities, and interests. You’ll also conduct research on an issue relevant to your classroom teaching, creating the proposal yourself and carrying out the project under the guidance of a faculty member.

Graduates of our program go on to rewarding careers as teachers in middle schools across the state. You may use the WSU master’s degree in Middle School Education to further your career advancement—and as a possible pathway to professional educator licensure through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Which department am I in?

Worcester State University

Study options

Full Time (37 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$6,253.00 (4,64,207) per year
USD $169 per credit
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

2 September 2021, 18 January 2022

Venue

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street,

WORCESTER,

Massachusetts,

01602, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (37 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$6,253.00 (4,64,207) per year
USD $169 per credit
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

2 September 2021, 18 January 2022

Venue

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street,

WORCESTER,

Massachusetts,

01602, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants for admission to graduate studies must have completed a baccalaureate degree program at a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants from countries outside of the United States in which English is not the language of instruction, must also submit a score of 61 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 6 or above on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The application deadline for Fall semester (September start): June 15; Spring semester (January start): November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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